InnerFidelity reviews and measures the new Etymotic Research ER4SR (Studio Reference) and ER4XR (Extended Response) in-ear-monitors. Etymotic is one of my favorite reference in-ears and I recommend them for relatively low-cost high-quality traveling and portable use.
It must have been around 1992 while manning the phone in the early years at HeadRoom that I got an excited call: "Dude, I just got off an airplane with this guy who had these cool insert headphones. He's a location sound recordist for movies and uses them for their isolation and good sound. I gave them a try...I need a pair badly! Do you know where I can get some Etymotic ER4 earphones?"
Last weekend, Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack while on a flight to LA last night, and was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center shortly after her flight landed. Earlier today, she passed away at the age of 60.